Wuhan Chenming Starts Up Valmet-supplied Tissue Line in China

An Advantage DCT 200 tissue machine.

Jan. 15, 2014 - A new tissue line delivered by Valmet (previous Metso Pulp, Paper and Power) successfully came on stream at Wuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper Co. Ltd's mill in Wuhan, China, in November 2013. This is the customer's first tissue line, Valmet said.

According to Valmet, the new Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line started up ten days before the estimated time and is now producing high quality tissue at high speed. With a width of 5.6 m and an operating speed of 1,900 m/min, the new production line will produce 60,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades.

The raw material for the new line is virgin pulp.

The delivery comprised a complete production line with stock preparation equipment and an Advantage DCT 200 HS tissue machine including an OptiFlo II TIS multi-layer headbox, a cast alloy Yankee cylinder, an Advantage AirCap hood, an Advantage WetDust dust management system and an Advantage SoftReel reel.

The delivery also featured Valmet's patented Advantage ViscoNip pressing technology.

The production line is optimized to enhance final product quality and save energy, Valmet added.

Wuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper Co. Ltd. is part of the Shandong Chenming Paper Group which is one of the leading paper manufacturer groups in China, with activities ranging from afforestation to pulp making and paper manufacturing. Chenming Paper Group has more than 10 production sites located all over China.

Valmet Corporation is a leading global developer and supplier of services and technologies for the pulp, paper and energy industries. To learn more, please visit: www.valmet.com

SOURCE: Valmet Corporation